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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application. Please read our privacy policy before sending in your application.

 

Open positions

Location
Application deadline

First Officer (Type rated B737)

Location:
East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:
31/08/2022

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time            

Department:              Week On, Week Off

Location:                    East Midlands Airport

Responsible to:          Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.

Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;

Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.

Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.

Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.

Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);

Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.

Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated

Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight

Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in West Atlantic UK Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

UK CPL/IR MCC

UK Issued Part FCL licence with B737 rating

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

Boeing 737 300-900 Type rating (Valid LPC)

Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality

Proven ability to work under pressure

Effective interpersonal skills

Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)

Proven problem solving & planning skills

ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary for First Officer- £38,015

Per Diems £1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

Mileage Allowance £2.29 per day and £4.58 per night 

Training - Successful Applicants will attend an Operators conversion course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 1-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

 

 

 

 


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Stores Person

Location:
East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:
19/08/2022

Position Type:            Permanent

                                    4 on 5 off 5 on 4 off  

Department:              Logistics         

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:          Logistics manager

Role Summary

Responsible for Assisting with the control of West Air Sweden AB Material and Logistics solution for UK including inventory control

Responsible for assisting with Customs Import/Export and material support to the aircraft maintenance operations in UK and Europe

Responsibilities

  • Manage Goods in from receipt and inspection in line with EASA and FAA regulations
  • Ensure the accurate selection of aircraft parts for use within the engineering group
  • Ensure the timely dispatch of parts to the customers and operators
  • Facilitate and effectively operate engineering counter enquiries and tool allocation
  • Conduct stock counts as requested
  • Other duties related to the efficient and effective management of Logistics
  • Use a computerised maintenance inventory system to record all material transactions, ensuring availability of aircraft parts and materials for aircraft maintenance
  • Ensure all activities are carried out safely and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.

Academic/Educational Requirements

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Previous experience within a stores/warehouse environment
  • Possess good communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to work on own and within a team
  • Ability to take the initiative
  • Basic IT Skills

Salary £22,503

Shift - £2000


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Crewing Officer

Location:
East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:
18/08/2022

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern              Shift Working - including nights and weekends

Department:              Operations Control Centre

Location:                    East Midlands Airport

Responsible to:          OCC Manager

Role Summary

The Crewing Officer is responsible for maintaining a compliant flight crew roster which minimises risk to customers.  They will make safe and efficient plans to allow crew to arrive at company aircraft in good time and to plan their rest around the reporting time and scheduled flights in accordance with the relevant FTL scheme and Collective Work Agreements.

  • Control and manage crew rosters for all aircraft types for the current week of operation.
  • Produce zero risk rosters that are efficient and compliant.
  • Ensure that the Flight Management software (PDC Crew) is kept up to date when changes occur and ensure that the Supervisor is made aware of any FTL or CWA conflicts as a result of the changes.
  • Inform the Supervisor of any potential risk to the night’s operation due to crewing issues.
  • Monitor FDP times and inform the crew if potential delays will result in their FDP being exceeded, in which case alternative plans such as the use of Commander’s Discretion or split duty should be discussed.
  • Work with the Crewing Assistant to ensure that all ground transport, jump seats, commercial flights and hotel accommodation are booked for the current week of operation.
  • Book all ground transport, commercial flights and hotel accommodation as well as requesting jump seats in the operational period, out of office hours.
  • Inform the WAS/WAUK long term planners, at the earliest opportunity, if any changes affect training, especially if training or line checks are cancelled. Where possible, work with the Training Crew to reschedule any lost training in the operational period.
  • Advise the Operations Supervisor and customers of crew FDP and duty restrictions as required.
  • Ensure accurate training and flying duty records are maintained and that the crew roster accurately reflects the company activities of all crew.
  • Provide cost effective solutions for business travel requirements ensuring that the corporate travel policy is adhered to.

Academic/Educational Requirements

 Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Minimum 2 years recent Aviation Operations experience, preferably in an airline operational control or crew planning environment
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of flight planning, FDP Limitations, Weather reports & NOTAM’s
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Use of aviation specific computer software including flight planning and ops control
  • Effective and proven positive interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & Planning skills
  • Attention to detail and numeracy skills.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Salary negotiable based on experience -  based on the salary banding below. 
  • Holidays – 22 x 12 hour shifts per annum
  • Roster Pattern – 5’s and 4’s
  • Salary -  £24,238 plus £2,500 shift allowance.

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Graduate CAMO Engineer

Location:
East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:
13/08/2022

Position Type:            Permanent, Full Time

Work Pattern             Mon- Fri

Department:              CAMO

Location:                    East Midlands Airport

Responsible to:          CAMO Manager

Role Summary

The Graduate CAMO Engineer is a role created in CAMO department that will allow the candidate to rotate through various roles and gain first experience in Aviation and Airline environment.

Responsibilities

  • Support reviews and implementation of the Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins and other documentation
  • Creation and issuance of Engineering Orders/ Work Orders and others
  • Daily review and reporting support
  • Implementation of solutions to reliability issues
  • Support of technical services, planning and technical record
  • Support communication with OEM/ STC/ P21s
  • Provide input to support AOG recovery efforts and Base Maintenance inputs.
  • Support aircraft lease return and fleet expansion
  • Delivery of technical reports and presentations
  • Project management of long-term projects for CAMO department
  • Ad-hoc projects and actions assigned by the department managers and leads

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Relevant Engineering Degree or Part 66 modules

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills with experience writing or reviewing technical instructions
  • Team player with ability to work using own initiative when necessary
  • Computer literate with strong working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and Power PowerPoint.
  • Proven organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities at one time and make decisions in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Lateral thinker who can identify areas of potential improvement and provide solutions

Terms and Conditions

Salary - £22,000 first year/ £24 000 second year/ £ 26 000 third year

Pension Scheme


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Milou Frohn

Pilot

I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.
 

Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK

 

Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ

 

First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

Photo: Unknown

 

Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP

 

Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737

 

Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK

 

767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer

 

On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP

 

737 on ground

Photo: Charles Cleves, VP Sales

 

Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance

 

View from cockpit

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

New ATP-Pilots

Photo: Maarten & Eddy, First Officers ATP

 

First Boeing 737-800 water salute

Photo: Unknown

 

Svalbard

Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ

 

Loading B-767

Photo: Graeme Pryke, Captain 767

 

Morning view in ATP cockpit

Photo: Carl Klein, First Officer ATP

 

737-800 Line up in Liege

Photo: Christian Vanguers, Mechanic

 

737 Approach in Jersey

Photo: Tom Masterman

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